Jerry Schultz

Jerry Schultz
  • Co-Director, Center for Community Health and Development
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Contact Info

Dole Human Development Center, Room 4082
1000 Sunnyside Ave
Lawrence, KS 66045-7599


Dr. Schultz holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Kansas. He has served as Co-director of the Center for Community Health and Development since 2007. As co-director, he has been active in building the capacity of communities to solve local problems, understanding community and systems change, evaluating community health and development initiatives, and developing methodologies for community improvement. He helped found and develop the Community Tool Box (CTB), a comprehensive and global online resource for community-building. Dr. Schultz has authored numerous articles on evaluation, empowerment, measurement of community intervention, and community development. He has been a consultant to or worked on projects from many foundations (e.g., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City), state, national, and international agencies (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health and Human Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services), community coalitions, and numerous non-profit organizations. Dr. Schultz was given the Society for Community Research and Action Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Community Psychology in 2007. 

Dr. Schultz is engaged in many Center projects as director, researcher, or advisor.